Ambiance was great, although
Ambiance was great, although it did get a little loud as the place filled up. We had pizzas which were good, but pricey for the quality. I would return for the atmosphere and try another dish.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
been here several times, and it always is good- their pizzas especially are good. Good drinks, good wine list. The place is always buzzing and a fun place to come as a group.
3/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I come from London and always
I come from London and always eat at Pulinos. Fantastic as always. My fav McNally restaurant. X
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love Pulino's. Great energy,
Love Pulino's. Great energy, great food and really fun. It's one of my favorite places to eat pizza.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The mixed reviews almost discourage
The mixed reviews almost discouraged us, but fortunately we decided to follow our instincts. Early reservation: 7:00 on a Saturday, already filled to overflowing but the hostess, calm and collected, seated us immediately. We may have waitied awhile for our drinks but the waiter was great. Food: a shared pizza, mussels, pasta, wine and martini: all wonderful and worth ordering again.Prices reasonable. We probably had the worst 2 table in the entire restaurant, but how can we complain when everything was so great!
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have to say that I have read various reviews that refer to pretentious waiters. Service being very spotty etc. My experience could not have been better. We were 6 and our waiter was great!! A bit of a mix up in one order and they could not do enough for us to help make things right. It was a terrific evening and I would highly recommend Pulino's to anyone.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is consistently excellent
Food is consistently excellent here and they usually have a interesting specials too. Come with a big appetite as even the 1/2 pizza lunch special is a large meal.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect at Pulinos
If you are a fan of everything delish, come to pulinos. Yummy breakfast spinachi pizza with eggs was made heavenly with the addition of caramalized onions.
Nice choice, not too busy a menu and baked goods from Balthazar make this great for yummy breakfast spot!
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always enjoy Pulino's - whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It never disappoints and the staff could not be nicer. Their salads are especially inspired. But I am a salad person rather than a carnivore. I have no doubt the meat is inspired as well.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thursday Night At Pulinos
8pm prime time for any restaurant in NYC and this place was poppin! Thinking I would be waiting at the bar for my table, Pulino's had my table reserved, they sat my party down right away. Very happy here! The waitress came over took our drink order after making a couple of suggestions. The drinks came back and they were spot on good! We ordered our dinners, the food was served in a well spaced timely manner. We were never rushed and were never left waiting. We ordered a Pizza, Salad, Ziti, Ravioli, and Meat Balls, all excellent! We got our check, it was a bit pricey but so is just about everything in this town. But this restaurant is on point so if you have to pay a bit more here for good service and good food it's worth it.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My personal Favorite
I first came here because there was no availabiliy to reserve in Balthazar and Minetta Tavern. I ended up liking this place better than the previous two. Every dish has its unique signature, its not the typical boring italian, the cheff really experiments with daring tastes in most of the plates. Cocktails are the best, "Orange Negroni" is my personal favorite. The place is really noisy, but soon you get into the mood and become part of the ambience which is really vibrant and festive. Its a most if you are looking for a good plan for Friday or Saturday night.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
McNally Shoots and Scores (Again)
Pulino's opened as a wonderful casual restaurant filled with Italian goodies and it has remained thus since it's opening maybe 4-5 years ago?
It is wonderful for lunch and equally so for supper.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good spot for pizza and salad
We enjoyed the pizza and salad for lunch at Pulino's. There are outdoor dining tables as an option. It is located on a busy corner so great people watching too. The service was not as good as it should have been considering it was not very crowded during our late lunch. The food was worth the visit.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
fun and delicious
Fun, funky, young crowd, delicious food, good drinks! go go go
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The pizzas were fantastic, right thickness, unusual yet delicious toppings, the best we had in NYC so far. The place is very nice too, a lot of light, clean, open kitchen, good service. Certainly to come back again.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chicken liver pate is back!
Always loved Pulinos - when they took the chicken liver pate off the menu we were very disappointed, but it's back and we just had a great dinner there! Also was able to find a good selection of food for a vegan at our dinner.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly and attentive service
Friendly and attentive service and excellent food. Great thin-crust pizza!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We like it
Have been here several times. Good food and decent wine list. Carl is a great and attentive server
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recommended by a friend. Good food but limited menu. Waiter was a little unclear with his explanations.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very accommodating, good pizza
Still looking for NY pizza that stands up to artisanal pies in SF. Pulino's comes in close.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a nice date
Great pizza and cocktails. Didn't feel rushed even though it was a busy evening. Loud, but that's the scene.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic from start to finish
Caprese Salad with watermelon and the Fried Calamari were just the beginning of our wonderful culinary experience. Best calamari I've had. The Ravioli in soffritto sauce was outstanding, and even something as simple as a basic Margherita Pizza was a treat because of the delicious sauce and perfect crust. Balsamic strawberries rounded out our meal. Yum! Great ambience, and a very knowledgable waiter enhanced the experience. Highly recommended!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect to people up to 45
We were 3 and a 3 years old girl. the appetizer was better than the pizza itself, but it was good. Not the best i've ever tasted.
Many young and beautiful people in conversation. Good for singles or groups.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
East Village favorite
Our pre-theatre group expanded from 2 to 6 (I'd reserved a table for 4) and Pulino's managed the sudden switch gracefully. Perhaps that was possible because at 6pm it's not yet as crowded as it will be later.
Italian menu is terrific, with many choices that range from standard to exciting or unorthodox combinations. Their thin crust pizzas are exceptional (my choice) but everyone else was happy with their choices.
Can't wait to go again!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amongst my top 3 NYC pizzas
Not only is it one of the best pizzas I've had, their beautiful idea of making pizza a breakfast dish is just wonderful.
I literally can not wait to find an excuse to go back.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pizza was very good; good
Pizza was very good; good variety and different toppings - not your regular pizza. We also go the antipasti to start for our table - highly recommend. Our waiter was GREAT!! Would go back when in NYC again.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great spot by thecuys at Balthazar. Its like a mini italian pastis.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
As well run as Balthazar. Just in Italian. Loud and vibrant yet the food is terrific comfort food and wine list is simple and affordable. Hard to do pizza in New York in a special way but they do.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great dinner at Pulino's - every dish was wonderful. I had a black kale and butternut squash pizza which was seriously to die for. My boyfriend got a risotto with duck that was succulent and delicious. We started off at the bar with Negronis which were well made and hit the spot. Great, buzzy ambioence and great food means I will definitely be back!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pulino's was recommended to us by friends, and we enjoyed our
time their tremendously. Good atmosphere,very good service, great food and wine.
And not expensive too. Thank you Pulino's for a great dinner.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simple fare with flare
Our family loves this restaurant. The atmosphere, created by floor to ceiling back lit shelves of bottles, is really cool. Feels intimate and prohibition era, even though restaurant is open and large. Love the thin crust pizzas just like the Italians love them. Menu not so big but varied enough for choice. Lovely wait staff.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM